I think it says in the bible somewhere that you have not because you ask not.
Mother Mary told one of the saints that there are many graces that can be given, but people don’t ask for them, so she can’t give them.
“Realize the power in your hand with the Rosary, for in your hands you hold the power of God. If you do not recognize the Rosary, can you expect to be recognized by My Son? How much can you expect? Why do you hide My Rosary? It was with a Mother’s loving heart that I chose to give you these pearls of Heaven that you reject. “Woe to all dedicated who seek to remove these from the little ones’ hands, for their punishment will be metered in
accordance to it! Why has sophisticated man cast aside these Regína sacratissimi Rosárii, ora pro nobis!
tokens of My love? Those who remain true to My Rosary will not be
touched by the fires. Gather these treasures, My children, for the time will come that you will not find them on the counters of your stores.” – From private revelations of Our Lady of the Roses, October 6, 1970.
The seven corporal works of mercy
- Feed the hungry.
- Give drink to the thirsty.
- Clothe the naked.
- Shelter the homeless.
- Visit the sick.
- Visit the imprisoned/Ransom the captive.
- Bury the Dead.
The seven spiritual works of mercy
- Counsel the doubtful.
- Instruct the ignorant.
- Admonish sinners.
- Comfort the afflicted.
- Forgive offences.
- Bear wrongs patiently.
- Pray for the living and the dead.
The chronicles of St. Francis tell of a young friar who had the praiseworthy habit of saying this crown of our Lady every day before dinner. One day, for some reason or other, he did not manage to say it. The refectory bell had already been rung when he asked the Superior to allow him to say it before coming to the table, and, having obtained permission, he withdrew to his cell to pray. After he had been gone a long time, the Superior sent another friar to fetch him, and he found him in his room bathed in a heavenly light in the presence of our Lady and two angels. Beautiful roses kept issuing from his mouth at each Hail Mary, and the two angels were taking them one by one and placing them on our Lady’s head, while she smilingly accepted them. Finally, two other friars who had been sent to find out what had happened to the first two saw the same scene, and our Lady did not leave until the whole Rosary had been said.
It was a cold, wintry night in Ohio when homes used coal for fuel. One home had only enough to make it till dawn. Young Mary, who writes this story, tells us her family was going through hard times as her Dad had lost his job.
As she sat around the kitchen table with her parents, there was talk that she and her eight siblings might have to go to the Children’s Home on the morrow. They could only hope the relief truck would come in the morning. But there was no guarantee. It was then they decided to say a Rosary.
As they finished, there was the rumble of a motor in the lane. The coal truck! Mary’s Dad ran out to help unload. Back in, he remarked, “Funny, I’ve never seen that man, and he didn’t give me a paper to sign or anything.”
That night they slept warm, and worriless. But next morning there was the coal truck again. Mary’s Mom informed the driver, a cousin, that they had a delivery the night before.
The cousin chuckled, “Mine is the only relief truck in the area…If you got a load last night, St. Joseph must have brought it!”
Mary’s family never knew who the delivery man was…It didn’t help that they never got a bill.